**ISRI 2020 GULF COAST CONVENTION STATUS**
June 15, 2020
Dear ISRI Gulf Coast Chapter Recycling Family:
It is with great disappointment we have to cancel our ISRI Gulf Coast Chapter Summer Convention and Exposition scheduled September 1-2, 2020. The Westin Galleria Houston has recently announced a reopening date of August 1, 2020. This does not give the chapter enough time to plan and execute the kind of quality show our members, sponsors and exhibitors have come to expect. I want to thank all of you for ‘sticking with us’ through these challenging times.
We will be refunding 100% of the registration fees collected for the 2020 Convention. If you paid by credit card, you will be refunded by credit card. For those who paid by check, your refund will be returned by check. All refunds should be processed within 30 days. If you have specific questions regarding your refund, you may contact Lisa Ness Wilson directly at 910-988-9888.
Our plan is to move forward with the RRF Bushman Golf Tournament at Wildcat on September 1 for those who wish to participate. We believe the chapter and the course can offer a safe and fun tournament that will benefit our scholarship recipients who need our support now more than ever. Registration and sponsorship information for the RRF Golf Tournament can be found on our website at www.gulfisri.com. NOTE: For those who have previously registered and paid for golf or golf sponsorships, you will need to REREGISTER and PAY if you plan to participate on September 1. As noted above, ALL registration fees for 2020 Convention, to include golf, will be refunded. We apologize for the inconvenience, but this is the only way to keep the financial records clean.
A virtual board meeting will take place on September 2, 2020 to discuss agenda items and to vote on new officers. Everyone is invited to attend and there is no registration fee. We also plan to offer virtual meetings to all states in the Gulf Coast region who wish discuss activities and legislative issues in their respective states. Specific details and times regarding virtual meetings will be announced in the next few weeks.
On behalf of the ISRI Gulf Coast Chapter executive team, we wish you well during these difficult
times. We are here for you! Stay safe and healthy and please do not hesitate to reach out to us with a question or need. We look forward to seeing you in 2021 at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, June 8-11, 2021.
Haley Glick Rountree
President, ISRI Gulf Coast Chapter
2020 Convention Chair, ISRI Gulf Coast Chapter